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Environmental Science

About the Environmental Science Division

Argonne’s Environmental Science Division (EVS) delivers pioneering research in fundamental and applied environmental science to better understand and solve global, national, regional, and local environmental challenges. Leveraging our core competency in predictive environmental understanding and Argonne’s facilities and resources, our multidisciplinary teams of scientific experts aim to better understand how Earth systems interact in order to forecast the consequences of those interactions.

The Division’s core discipline strengths include both fundamental and applied research in human health and ecological risk, atmospheric sciences, climate science, ecological sciences, environmental chemistry, remediation, natural and cultural resources management, hydrology, remote sensing, environmental software development, and geographical information systems. Applying these core disciplines and our broad experience, we help decision makers generate more informed environmental decisions.

EVS also manages operations for two observatories of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. EVS provides instrument and software expertise through ARM mentorship and translator roles.

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Within the five research areas, more than 100 EVS staff members are organized in teams to drive a high-performance, interdisciplinary organization working on important national issues and activities. Our disciplinary capabilities include atmospheric sciences; groundwater, atmospheric, and air quality modeling; ecology; hydrology; health physics; chemistry; software engineering; database management; environmental engineering; geology; archaeology; economics; law; policy; and geospatial analysis.